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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: David Petrosyan, AIAS Fellow

Quantum Emulators - Simulating few- and many-body physics with Rydberg atoms

Info about event


Monday 4 May 2015,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Atoms in high-lying Rydberg states exhibit many remarkable features, including long lifetimes and giant polarizability resulting in strong, long-range interactions. Such systems are uniquely suited for simulating few- and many-body physics and for realizing quantum computers. After a brief outline of the Rydberg atom physics, I will describe several schemes for quantum simulations and information processing with laser controlled atoms.

Short CV

David Petrosyan is a Principal Researcher at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology, FORTH, Greece. His research spans theoretical quantum optic and physical implementations of quantum computation and communication. Dr. Petrosyan has recently received the Bessel Award of the Humboldt Foundation, Germany, and is currently a Dale T. Mortensen Senior Fellow at the AIAS.

David Petrosyan's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.